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Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:11

Lots done today - the bigger tomatoes potted on, ditto the courgettes, and some sorting out in the little greenhouse, weeding the raised beds and lots and lots of watering of all the recently planted perennials in the font garden.  Calendula seedlings are through as is the purple sprouting broccoli.  No sign of the sunflowers yet ... but I keep telling Wonky to be patient

The temp got up to just over 20C today - from time to time it felt really warm sitting in the sun on the terrace, then a big dark cloud would hide the sun and I'd have to put my jacket back on.  There's still a blustery wind too. 

Wintersong ((hugs)) - rest, rest and more rest - prescribed by Dr Dove!!!

Liri - lovely news that your mum's feeling a bit more like herself.

BL - How exciting!!! Very impressed here!!!

Wonky!!!  Lupins and buns!!!  Well, I suppose a girl's gotta eat .......

Jimmy, the birds are eating us out of house and home at the moment

Hope Pdoc's feeling better

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Posted: 28/05/2015 at 16:58

Hi Ken,

The Editor Daniel Haynes posted this message on another thread yesterday

Daniel Haynes wrote (see)

Hello Orchid Lady and Singing Gardener,

The bank holiday has affected production/print schedules, so the June issue is shipping a few days later than usual. You should receive your copy either today or tomorrow - do please let us know if not!

Daniel Haynes

I think some people have received copies today.

Hope that helps

Strange Conifer growth

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 16:54

Hi Reg

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.  If you get an error message ignore it and wait - it should be ok.

If it still doesn't upload you may need to reduce the size a bit.

Good luck

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 16:41

I imagine it's the low temperatures - from what I can find out their ideal growing temperature is between 25 - 35C

I've not grown them - it's tough enough growing runners and french beans in the UK and occasionally I grow Borlotti beans. 

I think Yardlong beans are a challenge too far for me

I wonder if they'd be happy in a polytunnel - has anyone tried?

What is this?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:26

It's a Candelabra primula - gorgeous.  There's a large woodland garden full of them near me in Norfolk - an absolute picture


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 13:14

Wonky, did you get lupins or buns ............... or both???

quote problems

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 12:29

It's always as well to unplug them from time to time and let their batteries run down - it reminds them who's in charge

Fig tree pruning

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 10:51

Lots of useful info here

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 10:48

My son always claimed that Pot Noodles were a guaranteed hangover cure - think he's grown out of that phase now ...........

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